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CYO Update - Pee Wee Cheer Registration is now open.  Pee Wee Cheer is open to any Visitation School or PREP student K-4th grade interested in participating.  Please log into your account on Sports Illustrated Play account at visitationbvm.siplay.com and register your child. Sports Illustrated Play is our primary system of record and communication. If you don’t have an account on the system, you’ll need to create one prior to registering.  All sessions are held in the Visitation Gym. The clinic will run for 6 sessions on the following dates: Tuesday, April 25, Wednesday, April 26, Thursday, Ap...

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A Baby’s Breath Run for Life 2017 Please come and enjoy a morning of family fun on Saturday, April 8th at the Norristown Farm for The Annual Run for Life – benefiting A Baby’s Breath Crisis Pregnancy Center – helping moms and their families for 17 years! 1 Mile Fun Run 9 am; 5K Run 9:30 am. Walk, Run or Wheel! Please register at www.ababysbreath.org/events/NOR_RFL.html or more information, please contact Dorothy Swedkowski, Race Director at 610-316-6281 or budswed@verizon.net.

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FREE Easter Egg Hunt FOR AGES 1-9 Saturday, April 15, 2017 (Sorry, No Rain Date), 10:00 AM Visitation’s Pavilion at the Football Field RSVP number of children & ages by April 12th to visiegghunt17@gmail.com For more information contact: Dom Zampogna @ 610-306-2682 Age groups are: 1-2 year olds, 3-4 year olds, 5-6 year olds & 7-9 year olds Sponsored by: Visitation High School CYO & Knights of Columbus  

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Youth Mass Ministry - We invite all interested young people from Junior High through College to come out for the next Youth Mass on April 23, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. in the Lower Church. The Youth Mass group is in need of musicians: guitar players, piano players or any other instrumentalists. The next practice will be held on April 4 & 18st at 7:00 P.M. in the lower Church. Important Need for our Youth Ministry: It is very important that some adult volunteers offer their time and talent to coordinate the Youth Mass for our Parish, as we move on with this ministry. Some kind individuals have given their efforts to la...

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Easter Schedule 2017

Posted on March 31, 2017 in: General News

Easter Schedule 2107 Penance: Wednesday, April 12th, 7-8PM (No Confessions on Holy Saturday) HOLY WEEK Celebration of the Living Stations Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 12, 9:00 AM Holy Thursday – April 13, 2017 Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 PM Adoration at the Repository in the Lower Church throughout the night. Good Friday – April 14, 2017 Morning Prayer – 10 AM Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3 PM Holy Saturday – April 15, 2017 Morning Prayer – 10 AM Blessing of Food in the Lower Church at 12 Noon Easter Vigil at 8...

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Visitation BVM School hosting first annual Food Fest Coming this spring, Visitation BVM School will be hosting out first annual Food Fest the Friday night of Mother's Day weekend. On May 12th from 6pm-10pm, bring the family out and enjoy a fun night of tasty eats and drink from a variety of food trucks. Enjoy live entertainment, local vendors (so kids can shop for mom) and kid activities. There will be fun for the whole family. Mark it on your calendars! No entrance fee, just pay as you go. Please come out and support our great school. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @visifoodtruck.  

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Human Life Action recently sent you a call to action on S.J.Res. 13 asking you to contact your Senators and urge them to co-sponsor and work for a vote on this resolution. The Senate has not yet voted but we understand that they could vote this week. This resolution will reverse a December rule change made by former President Obama which prevented states from excluding providers such as Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds through the Title X family planning program. On February 16, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 43 to nullify a ruling by former President Obama which prevented states from ...

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A Message from the Pastor - Sunday Parking & Timeliness The additon of 24 handicapped marked spaces near the entrance of the Lower Church appears to be working well. These spaces are for anyone who truly needs to use them: either because you use a cane or walker or if you’re bringing someone in your car that cannot walk long distances. This is all on the Honor System, meaning that it depends on people’s good will & compassion—so please do not take advantage of it if you are able bodied & have no difficulty walking. I have observed a continual pattern of many people arriving late for Su...

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Message from the Pastor On Where We Are Going: My recent message of March 12th, outlining where we are heading, is provoking some good questions - a couple of which I want to clarify here. The Pastoral Leadership Plan created by the cohesive Leadership Team is a revisiting of our mission, purpose, goals & values. I am told that we last reviewed these things some years ago, so we are perhaps overdue to do so again. When I arrived here, I stated that I brought no pressing change agenda for my 1st year here, but wanted to experience a full year— learning about the parish culture & the Visi spirit. I also said...

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FORMED - To All Parish Family Members Formed offers free downloadable books, Bible studies, audio presentations, meditations, videos and movies with a Catholic focus and much more from which you can choose. Log on at: www.formed.org and sign up using your e-mail address and the Parish Code: RMCGFP (all capital letters) Go to the section entitled for “Individuals.” Enter the Parish Code. Click on “Submit.” Then, follow the process to establish a profile for yourself. Enter all the data and set-up your personal password. Then, you are ready to participate. God bless you on this website journey!

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